Book Review-‘Admirals of the Fleet and Admirals: Volume 1 ofa biographical dictionary of the twentieth century Royal Navy’ by Alastair Wilso

By Andrew Lambert, published November 2020

Abstract

In this essential work of reference Alistair Wilson has provided students of the twentieth-century Royal Navy with a systematic and thorough guide to the careers of 336 full admirals and admirals of the fleet of the twentieth century. This is the first instalment of a five-volume work projected to stretch down to lieutenant commanders and selected lieutenants. Admirals of the Fleet and Admirals is cast in the tradition of William O’Byrne’s A Naval Biographical Dictionary of 1849, which is required reading for students of the early nineteenth-century navy, but has the virtue of representing the key information in tabular form, and avoiding reliance on the entrants compiling their own note…

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